Willy Wonka always makes me so happy. Isn't it funny how crafting can really be a journey? I have been reluctant to start a blog because my schedule can get so crazy. My social life has about faded into what I can watch on UStream and what can I honestly complete in a weekend's time. I have 5 projects 50-75% completed. I've finished a few others. I have made a pact with myself to complete a project a weekend and to blog about it, so here goes!
I joined the All Things Tim group on Yahoo awhile back because honestly, I'm a groupie. Tim Holtz is my paper crafting hero, and darn it, I'm not ashamed to say it! The grungy, industrial with a touch of vintage look really sings to my soul. I decided to participate in Stephen's 13 Tags of Halloween tag swap. Now, I'm not ashamed to say that as a newbie in All Things Tim and part-time crafter, I am usually a re-creator of someone else's idea. So, I was a little bit nervous joining the swap. But, thanks to Richele Christensen and to the Staff at The Stamper's Corner, I had lots of ideas and materials to work with! Hope you all enjoy my tag and thanks for stopping by and taking a look!
|First off, I made molds of Martha Stewart's Skull Candy Mold and used UTEE to make my little friend|
|Now's your time to shine!|
|...and more prep work!|
|Some Distress Rock Candy to highlight my Tag|
|New Halloween Die from T!m!|
|Before and after...what a little bit of distress can do!|
|I had to do a close up of this little guy...distress stain, black soot distress ink and rock candy. I love the effect!|
|I used Weathered Wood Distress Stain to color my ribbon and attached both the ribbon and T!m's new die with the Tiny Attacher|
|He needed a little something...like a bow tie stained with Aged Mahogany to match the tag!|
|Ta-Da! Notice that I covered up most of the writing except for the Pinks...coincidence? I think NOT!|